Lagos lawmaker, Sobur Olawale, dies in Jos after APC Campaign Flag-off

A member of the Lagos state house of assembly named Sobur Olawale has passed away. After attending the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign flag-off in Jos on Tuesday, the lawmaker, who serves as the chairman of the house committee on local government, is reported to have slumped and passed away.

A source in the Lagos assembly confirmed the news to TheCable in an interview, adding that it is unclear what could have led to the lawmaker’s demise.

“It is true that he died, but you will understand that at this moment, I can’t put out a report to announce the death of a very good friend,” the source said.

“He slumped and died. We both traveled to Jos and it’s sad to not come back with him to Lagos.”

Olawale, also known as Omititi in the political world, was one of the politicians who descended into Jos, the capital of Plateau State, for the launch of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidential campaign (APC).

During the time of this report, the circumstances surrounding his death were hazy, but a source claimed that the man died shortly after slumping at the protest.

Another source claimed that after collapsing at the airport, all attempts to revive him proved unsuccessful.

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Nevertheless, an APC official who wished to remain anonymous told Daily Trust that Olawale was still with him at the weekend.

“We met at the residence of Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS) on Sunday and exchanged pleasantries. He was looking very healthy. Without preempting the circumstance, this could be high blood pressure. Whatever could have led to his death, this is so shocking and sad,” he said.

The chairman of the information, strategy, and security committee in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. (Engr) Setonji David called the death a “big blow” in a statement.

“It is with deep sadness, sense of loss and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Hon. Abdulsobur Olayiwola Olawale (alias OMITITI) representing Mushin Constituency 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, who passed on today.

“Hon. Olawale was until his untimely demise the Chairman House Committee on Local Government and Community Relations, a second-term lawmaker left us unexpectedly and threw the who House into mourning.

“This death really hit us below the belt. We will all miss him more than words can express. We urge you to join us in our prayers for his family at this time. Thank you.”

Sobur Olawale’s date of birth and early life and education.

Sobur Olawale was a Nigerian man. He was 58 years old. Sobur was born on March 12, 1964. His state of origin is Ogun State. He was popularly known as Omititi.

Sobur Olawale

Sobur Olawale was a graduate of Ogun state college of Education where he received a National Certificate in Education and a degree for Bachelor of Science. He attended St. Peter’s primary school and Nawair-ur-deen Grammar School Obantako.

He as well received a Masters’s degree from Lagos state university in public administration.

Sobur Olawale’s profession.

Olawale served as the assemblyman for Mushin Constituency II in Lagos. He also served from 2015 until 2019 during the 8th legislative Assembly. From Lagos State University in Ojo, Lagos, he has graduated.

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The APC leader was a builder and real estate investor. He was chosen to be former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s special assistant for transportation. The late legislator participated in the game as the goalkeeper last Friday during a novelty football match to honor the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, who turned 50.

He had previously won the Ward G2 general election for secretary (Now B) Daddy Ajao.

Sobur Olawale’s wife and children.

He was a married man with 3 children. He was married to his beautiful wife Chief Mrs. Shakirat Abosede Olawale.